Monkey See
11:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

The Most Intriguing, Promising, Not-Here-Yet Games Of E3

A scene from the new version of video game Halo 4, shown at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2012 media briefing.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 6:53 pm

The controlled chaos and wonderfully oppressive din of E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo), the world's most important videogame expo, has ended. During the event in downtown Los Angeles, many journalists and fan sites distributed awards purporting to name the best games of the show. The problem? These games aren't even completed. Sometimes, they aren't even playable at the show. These awards, therefore, have become both ubiquitous and nearly meaningless.

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10:56 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Foreign Policy: Good Leak, Bad Leak

President Barack Obama answers reporters' questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House June 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C. His administration is coping with criticism over its handling of intelligence leaks and their sources.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 11:48 am

Uri Friedman is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.

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All Tech Considered
10:44 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

Zooey Deschanel appears in an iPhone 4S Siri commercial.

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 1:44 pm

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10:27 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Radio-Active Jazz: Willard Fields and the Return of Local Jazz to WHQR

In the quiet of the WHQR music library, on a slow Sunday afternoon, Willard Fields sat across from me at a large writing desk. His easy manner reflects a life doing mostly what he feels passionate about – radio and jazz.

Fields speaks with pride about his father who was one of the first black broadcasters in the Midwest, but music, it must be said, is what lit Fields' path in broadcasting.

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10:07 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Weekly Standard: Leaker-In-Chief

President Barack Obama speaks with traveling journalists on board Air Force One on April 28, 2010. His administration faces criticism for a spate of recent intelligence leaks.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 11:50 am

Lee Smith is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.

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Shots - Health Blog
9:35 am
Mon June 11, 2012

UnitedHealthcare Pledges To Keep Popular Coverage, Regardless Of Supreme Court

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 12:38 pm

One of the nation's largest insurers said early Monday it would continue to follow some of the rules in the federal health law that are already in effect, including keeping young adults up to age 26 on their parents' plans and ending lifetime dollar limits, no matter what the Supreme Court decides.

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The Two-Way
9:30 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Supreme Court's Ruling On Health Care Law Looms

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 10:15 am

  • Nina Totenberg on 'Morning Edition'

We could hear as soon as this morning how the Supreme Court rules on the most-anticipated issue of the year: the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — better known as the health care overhaul enacted in 2010 with the support of President Obama and his fellow Democrats over the opposition of Republicans.

The decision will be released for sure before the end of the month, Supreme Court watchers say.

For those who want to get their minds ready, might we suggest:

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The Two-Way
9:12 am
Mon June 11, 2012

New Coma Report About Mubarak

An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sitting inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo on June 2.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 10:49 am

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak "entered today into a full coma," according to Interior Ministry spokesman Alaa Mahmoud, CNN says.

Piers Scholfield of the BBC, though, reports on his Twitter page that a ministry spokesman has told his nework that Mubarak, 84, "has some health problems but is not in a coma."

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Tiny Desk Concerts
9:03 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Daniel Johnston: Tiny Desk Concert

Claire O'Neill NPR

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 10:47 am

Daniel Johnston is a troubled soul with a talent for writing honest, disarmingly direct songs. Kurt Cobain famously wore a T-shirt with the title of a Johnston cassette on it, while Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips ranks among his many musical admirers. M.

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